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Geometric Group Theory (GGT) Seminar
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This seminar series covers topics related to Geometric Group Theory. We usually meet on Friday, 13:45-15:00. Due to COVID -19, this term all meetings will take place remotely via Zoom. If you have a question about this list, please contact: HoD Secretary, DPMMS; Maurice Chiodo; hjrw2; Richard Webb; . If you have a question about a specific talk, click on that talk to find its organiser. 6 upcoming talks and 57 talks in the archive. Quasi-isometric rigidity of graphs of free groups with cyclic edge groupsDaniel Woodhouse (University of Oxford). Zoom: https://maths-cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/91636583222. Friday 16 October 2020, 13:45-14:45 Coherence of random groupsGareth Wilkes (University of Cambridge). Friday 13 March 2020, 13:45-14:45 Amenable groups and Noetherian group ringsPeter Kropholler (University of Southampton). Friday 06 March 2020, 13:45-14:45 Polynomial-time proofs that groups are hyperbolicColva Roney-Dougal (University of St Andrews). Friday 21 February 2020, 13:45-14:45 Counting incompressible surfaces in 3-manifoldsNathan Dunfield (University of Illinois). Friday 14 February 2020, 13:45-14:45 Ramanujan cubical complexes and non-residually finite groups in dimensions three and higherAlina Vdovina (Newcastle University). Friday 07 February 2020, 13:45-14:45 Approximate lattices in amenable groupsSimon Machado (University of Cambridge). Friday 31 January 2020, 13:45-14:45 Incoherence and virtual fibering of free-by-free groups.Robert Kropholler (Tufts University). Friday 24 January 2020, 13:45-14:45 Three dichotomies for connected unimodular Lie groups.David Hume (University of Oxford). Friday 06 December 2019, 13:45-14:45 Contractibility of acyclic 2-complexesIan Leary (University of Southampton). Friday 22 November 2019, 13:45-14:45 Approximate actions and Ulam stabilityOren Becker (University of Cambridge). Friday 08 November 2019, 13:45-14:45 Scl gaps in graph of groups and 3-manifoldsNicolaus Heuer (University of Cambridge). Friday 01 November 2019, 13:45-14:45 Quantifying local embeddings into finite groupsHenry Bradford (University of Cambridge). Friday 18 October 2019, 13:45-14:45 2,870,522 curves: Experimental evidence for Mirzakhani's TheoremMark Bell. Friday 12 July 2019, 13:45-14:45 Separability of nilpotent and solvable groupsMark Pengitore (Ohio State). Friday 28 June 2019, 13:45-14:45 Hyperbolic features of two-dimensional Artin groupsAlexandre Martin (Heriot-Watt). Friday 17 May 2019, 13:45-14:45 Random groups with fixed relator lengthsCalum Ashcroft (Cambridge). Friday 10 May 2019, 13:45-14:45 Structure of nilpotent approximate groups and applicationsRomain Tessera (Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu). Tuesday 09 April 2019, 13:45-14:45 Conjugacy Growth of Finitely Generated GroupsAlex Evetts (Heriot-Watt). Friday 15 March 2019, 13:45-14:45 Group actions on quasi-median graphs and acylindrical hyperbolicityMotiejus Valiunas (Southampton). Friday 22 February 2019, 13:45-14:45 Profinite rigidity and hyperbolic triangle groupsMartin Bridson (Oxford). Friday 15 February 2019, 13:45-14:45 Coxeter groups, quiver mutations and hyperbolic manifoldsAnna Felikson (Durham). Friday 08 February 2019, 13:45-14:45 Random triangular Burnside groupsJohn Mackay (Bristol). CMS, MR5 **note the UNUSUAL venue**. Friday 25 January 2019, 13:45-14:45 Residual properties of graphs of p-groupsGareth Wilkes (Cambridge). Friday 09 November 2018, 13:45-14:45 Geometric results on linear actions of reductive Lie groups for applications to homogeneous dynamicsRodolphe Richard (Cambridge). Friday 19 October 2018, 13:45-14:45 Homotopy type of the free factor complexRadhika Gupta (Technion). MR15. Friday 06 July 2018, 13:00-14:00 Arithmetic and Dynamics on Markoff-Hurwitz VarietiesAlexander Gamburd (CUNY). Friday 15 June 2018, 13:45-14:45 Joint spectral radius and joint spectrumEmmanuel Breuillard (University of Cambridge). Friday 25 May 2018, 13:45-14:45 Alternating quotients of right-angled Artin groupsMichal Buran (University of Cambridge). Friday 11 May 2018, 13:45-14:45 First order rigidity of higher rank arithmetic lattices (note the nonstandard day)Chen Meiri (Technion, Haïfa). Monday 05 March 2018, 13:45-15:00 Negative immersions for one-relator groupsHenry Wilton (University of Cambridge). Friday 09 February 2018, 14:00-15:00 A group-theoretic question arising in Typed set theoryThomas Forster (University of Cambridge). Friday 26 January 2018, 14:00-15:00 Kirillov's orbit method and polynomiality of the faithful dimension of $p$-groupsMohammad Bardestani (University of Cambridge). Friday 19 January 2018, 14:00-15:00 Commuting probability in infinite groupsMatthew Tointon (University of Neuchâtel). Friday 24 November 2017, 13:45-15:00 A Conjecture from 1986 about splittings of groups: its statement, potential generalizations, and Martin Dunwoody's proofPeter Kropholler (University of Southampton). Friday 09 June 2017, 13:45-15:00 (Leverhulme Lecture) Higher Teichmueller Theory: Geometric, Arithmetic, and non-Archimedean Aspects. Part 2 — On maximal representationsMarc Burger (ETH Zurich). Friday 17 March 2017, 13:45-15:00 Geometry of finite quotients of groupsNote unusual time, day and venue. Ana Khukhro (Neuchâtel). Seminar Room 2, Newton Institute Gatehouse. Thursday 23 February 2017, 10:00-11:30 On l^2-Betti numbers and their analogues in positive characteristicAndre Jaikin (Madrid). Friday 17 February 2017, 13:45-15:00 Weak forms of amenabilityErik Guentner (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa). Friday 10 February 2017, 13:45-15:00 Surface subgroups of graphs of free groups (part 2 of 2)Henry Wilton (University of Cambridge). Friday 03 February 2017, 13:45-15:00 Surface subgroups of graphs of free groups (part 1 of 2)Henry Wilton (University of Cambridge). Friday 27 January 2017, 13:45-15:00 Commensurability of right-angled Artin groupsIlya Kazachkov (Bilbao). Friday 02 December 2016, 13:45-15:00 Girth of random Cayley graphsPeter Varju (University of Cambridge). Friday 25 November 2016, 13:45-15:00 Triangles of groups, property (T), expanders and special quotientsHenry Wilton (University of Cambridge). Friday 18 November 2016, 13:45-15:00 Automorphisms of free and surface groups and their fixed pointsEnric Ventura (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya). Friday 11 November 2016, 13:45-15:00 Commensuration index growthPierre-Emmanuel Caprace (Université catholique de Louvain). Friday 04 November 2016, 13:45-15:00 Correspondences between harmonic functions and algebraic properties of groups.Matthew Tointon (University of Cambridge). Friday 21 October 2016, 13:45-15:00 Embedding theorems, torsion, and quotients for groups.Maurice Chiodo (University of Cambridge). Friday 14 October 2016, 13:45-15:00 Please see above for contact details for this list. |
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